Good Influence Consulting
Ama Nyamekye was the founder of Educators for Excellence-Los Angeles (E4E-LA), which is part of a national organization that ensures teachers have a leading voice in the policies that impact their students and profession. For eight years, Ama oversaw the organization’s local programming, external relationships, communications, fundraising, and operations. Under Ama’s leadership, E4E-LA recruited more than 5,500 members, trained teachers to hold elected leadership positions in their district and union, tripled its fundraising and staff, published nine teacher-created policy papers, and elevated teacher voice in more than 300 media pieces. As a result, E4E-LA members have had their student-focused recommendations included in local and state education policy.
Prior to founding E4E-LA, Ama created Good Influence Consulting, where she helped clients launch new services, programs and partnerships. As a Good Influence consultant, Ama’s clients ranged from a tech corporation looking to engage and unite their teams across the globe to a foundation looking to forge a unique partnership to improve literacy and access to literature in California prisons. Before moving to Los Angeles, Ama worked in corporate marketing and communications. As a communications manager for a global branding and communications firm, Ama developed and managed campaigns targeting customers, employees, shareholders, thought leaders, influencers, and media.
While her career has included work in the nonprofit, corporate and public sectors, Ama’s leadership began in the classroom. She taught writing, reading and public speaking in Massachusetts prisons and in Brooklyn and Bronx public schools. A graduate of Emerson College, Columbia University and the NYC Teaching Fellows program, Ama is a published writer and public speaker. She was named one of Education Week’s Next-Generation Education Leaders and the recipient of the 2019 United Way LA EmpowerHer award. She has also been honored by LAUSD’s board for her leadership and impact on public education.
Ama is raising three daughters with her wife in Los Angeles and is a proud LA Unified parent.